Keep Columbus Day A State Holiday!
The Joint Committee on State Administration and Regulatory Oversight has extended the deadline for public comment on the House and Senate bills that would eliminate Columbus Day as a state holiday and replace it with Indigenous Peoples Day until July 15th.
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The JCCIA welcomes everyone to join in the 2022 Columbus Day Parade held Monday, October 10 on State Street.
The Columbus Day celebration is a rich tradition in the Chicago Italian American Community.
The day starts with 9 A.M. mass at The Shrine of Our Lady of Pompeii, 1244 Lexington Avenue, Chicago.
Immediately following mass is a wreath-laying ceremony in Arrigo Park.
Then the parade kicks off at 12:30 P.M. at the corner of State Street and Wacker Drive.
ABC7's broadcasts the parade.